America has been overtaken by paranoia. This irrational suspicion and hatred of all Arabs, Moslems, Islamics, etc is just completely ludicrious, harmful and self-defeating. It creates and wrecklessly spreads rumors and inuendoes.It is destroying our inaleinable rights to freedom via guilt by association, viewpoint or independent opinion.
This wrecklessness and panic is spreading like the Black Plague and has resulted in a Lynch Mob type mentality. It is self-destructive and unworthy of being a true American in our American Democracy.
Let's look briefly at what happened just yesterday with the Greyhound Bus incident in Tennessee at about 4 AM. Amentallly disturbed foreigner attacks a bus driver and cuts the driver's neck with some type of device...Allegedly a "box cutter", but no one knows exactly what it was including the FBI.
The bus crashes and overturns killing 6 passengers including this maniac and injuries many others.
Almost immediately Greyhound halts the travel of all of its buses nationwide(about 7000 buses and because of the paranoid suspicion, immediately assumes it is another nationwide "TERRORIST" planned general attack.
The FBI and other special agencies are immediately called in to actively investigate this unfortunate incident. When, infact, this is really a local police investigative matter.
If the Greyhound nationwide service shutdown and the resultant FBI/ special agencies reactions to this Greyhound incident are not general fearful panic, then what is it???
American governmental officials at all levels and the American public must stop being stampeded and frightened by the 24/7 endless over-emphasis by the medea of the most unfortunate World Trade Center assualt.
Hysterical reaction is self-defeating. Let's regain our composure, calm and objectivity. If we ever needed it, we need it NOW.
We need good American LEADERSHIP and NOT blind paranoic and emotional panic.
America, BE CALM, DON'T PANIC, AND DON'T BE MISLEAD.
Why did Bernard Getz go to prison for having a gun without a permit? Every state makes their own gun laws because the Supreme Court said that the Constitution refers to the National Guard not to individuals.
If I was running for president and someone publicly made false statements about me, friend or foe, you can be sure I would state that they were false if they were false. I cannot know everything that might have been made behind my back, but I have had lies said about me and when told about it have denied it.
Well SOUTHERNER, the little bride can't be wrong. Anyways, that is what my Speech teacher bride tells me. and she has told me that for 33 years.
I believe your post is correct. May want the Federalist papers to be law, but they are not and never was intended to be. Yepper, They were opinions fer sur.
The purpose of the Federalist Papers was to convince (mainly) the people of New York to ratify the Constitution (not just the first 10 amendments). (See the introduction and opening sentence of Fed. No. 1 by Alex Hamilton)
As important as the Federalist Papers are, each one is essentially the author's opinion. It is a well-founded opinion based on reasoning and a generally common cause, but an opinion nonetheless. They are useful, but they have no legal value, per se. The Constitution does, of course, but Justice William O. Douglas even disputed that. A discussion for another day.
BTW -- if I'm wrong about the Federalist Papers, I can blame my wife, a high school history teacher. (Alas, a government school, no less...)
You're embarassing yourself. The Federalist Papers were written in response to the failed Articles of Confederation which was our first framework for government. Most were published to do just that---persuade the nation and its leaders that the Articles of Confederation were flawed. After it became obvious that the common good was being fragmented by individual states concerns, our federal government as outlined in the Constitution was created while still framing a role for the rights of the states. You clearly don't know what you're talking about on this.
The Federalist Papers were written by three founding fathers. They are an important collection of writings, but they are not law nor do they carry the weight of law nor were they ratified by the states. The US Constitution was signed by dozens of founding fathers all of whom voted on or made significant revisions and changes.